Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 20

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Jul 27

A Hypothetical Trade Offer for Chris Paul, Part I

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images A few days ago, Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 conjured up a neat idea of “virtually” trading Chris Paul for fun. The premise was simple — any TrueHoop Network writer could participate and submit an offer to Schwan, then he would gather the offers, rank them, and trade Paul to the …

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Jul 26

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/26/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ What are the chances J.J. provides such consistent production that he no longer becomes “overpaid”? Medium to high. People may think that J.J. Redick had the infamous “contract” year when he put up career-high numbers across the board this season. But …

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Jul 22

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/22/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Between Gortat, Carter and Bass, who is most likely to get traded this summer and/or by the February deadline? With the latest Chris Paul rumors hitting the mill, maybe all of them get dealt this summer. It remains to be seen …

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Jul 20

Brandon Bass Says Play Me or Trade Me

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse: Brandon Bass isn’t issuing any play-me-or-trade-me demand to the Orlando Magic. He is too nice, too soft spoken to make a pronouncement like that. It’s just not his way. This is just a gentle reminder. “I think they’ll do the right thing, whatever is …

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Jul 19

Say Hello to Advanced Statistical Plus/Minus

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images The APBRmetrics community is always trying to find better and more effective ways to quantify a player’s value as accurately as possible. Every linear metric has its flaws, whether it’s PER, adjusted plus/minus, or whatever else, but using them all in conjunction with each other is an excellent way of …

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Jul 19

Will It Be Quentin Richardson or Mickael Pietrus at Small Forward?

AP Photo/J Pat Carter After general manager Otis Smith matched the Chicago Bulls’ offer sheet and re-signed J.J. Redick on Friday, the roster for the Orlando Magic is eerily similar to the one that lost to the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. New additions like Chris Duhon and Quentin Richardson look …

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Jul 18

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/18/10

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Somehow we need to get a sign and trade for Richard Jefferson. I just don’t know who to trade for him. We need a slasher and someone to get to the hole since Vince won’t do it. The Celtics beat us …

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Jul 14

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/14/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ If the Orlando Magic can’t obtain a top star, why not build one up and invest time into Marcin Gortat or Ryan Anderson to be our power forward in the starting line up? They both have size. Against the elite teams …

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Jul 09

In a Blink of an Eye, a Rivalry Between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat Has Reached New Heights

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Welcome to Miami Thrice. There are a number of nicknames that are being used to illustrate the union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Some complimentary, some not. Yet there are a number of adjectives that can also describe the newly-formed trio. ‘Unpredecented’ is, perhaps, the most appropriate …

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Jul 02

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/2/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Do you see any positives in acquiring Carlos Boozer, besides satisfying Dwight Howard? A great question and a timely one, given that Carlos Boozer has been linked to rumors associated with the Orlando Magic the past few days. Let’s talk about …

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